Kellogg in the News


This Neuroscientist Thinks He Knows the Future of Human Evolution, and It Will Surprise and Inspire You – 09/19/17
Article features key insights from Professor Moran Cerf on the future of human evolution. Cerf noted in his most recent TEDx Talk that humans are gaining control over their own evolution because “advances in technology are making it so that it is driven by us.”

The New York Times

While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable – 09/19/17
Article explains the sharp contrast between the fast rising price of health insurance premiums in many marketplaces and the remarkably stable cost over the past year of coverage for the large number of people who are insured through their jobs. About 151 million people are covered through their employer, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on “a remarkable stubborn stability” that characterizes the insurance environment for many companies.


Graham-Cassidy's cuts are confusing. Let’s make them simple. – 09/19/17
Article discusses why many Senate Republicans still have yet to decide on the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill, noting that many are still “looking at the numbers” of the funding. Taking a look at DSH funding in particular, Professor Craig Garthwaite notes that the very existence of this provision is “admitting that this is gonna increase the number of people who are uninsured and those people are still gonna go to the hospital.”

Chicago Tribune

Ingredion CEO is latest Chicago-area female CEO to leave post – 09/18/17
Article discusses how Ilene Gordon, the Ingredion CEO, will retire from the company next year, further thinning the amount of top female executives of large corporations in the Chicagoland area. Although this trend may be occurring in Chicago, across all Fortune 500 companies the number of female CEOs increased this year; however, Professor Megan Kashner said it’s too early to say whether the increase this year is a trend reflecting any real progress.

The New York Times

The Best Health Care System in the World: Which One Would You Pick? – 09/18/17
Article takes a look at 8 health care systems from countries around the world, noting the varying approaches they have taken, all with the commonality of universal coverage. In order to chose the “best” health care system, the authors staged a small tournament that was judged by a panel made up of experts in the field, including Professor Craig Garthwaite.

Poets & Quants

B-School Bulletin: Gender Wars & More – 09/17/17
Article features a round-up of the top news from b-Schools across the country, featuring two Kellogg Insight articles. First, Professor Jörg L. Spenkuch’s research about the role of money in politics is highlighted, noting that they found no evidence that campaign contributions in the U.S. produce big benefits for corporations. Professor Daniel Barron and Professor Michael Powell’s research, about how hiring the wrong person for a job may be the right move, is also featured.

WGN Radio

Brian Noonan Show 9/17/17: Luke’s Lobster and how to have a successful marriage – 09/17/17
Radio segment features Professor Eli Finkel as he discusses how to have a successful and fulfilling marriage based on his recent research findings. Also discussed in Business Insider.

Business Insider

The iPhone X could convince more people to buy the iPhone 8 Plus – 09/15/17
Republished from Fortune, an article by Professor Mohanbir Sawhney discusses the release of Apple’s iPhone X and iPhone 8, noting the steep price increase of the iPhone X and speculating that the iPhone X may play a role in making the iPhone 8 Plus more reasonable to consumers, therefore driving its sales.


Bitcoin Beware: The Empire May Strike Back – 09/15/17
Article by Adjunct Professor Phil Levy discusses the struggles Bitcoin has recently faced as China continues to crack down on virtual currencies. Levy further takes a look at multiple problems associated with Bitcoin, including the difficulty of regulating digital currencies.


Barrels, Crates And The Wisdom Of Norman Rockwell – 09/14/17
Article by Adjunct Lecturer Paul Earle takes a look at the creation story of Crate & Barrel, noting that the founder, Gordan Segal, who is also a Kellogg alum, was intently aware of his surroundings, making a simple observation that launched a billion-dollar company.


Why Most of Us Will Buy the iPhone 8 Plus Over the iPhone X – 09/14/17
Article by Professor Mohanbir Sawhney discusses the release of Apple’s iPhone X and iPhone 8, noting the steep price increase of the iPhone X and speculating that the iPhone X may play a role in making the iPhone 8 Plus more reasonable to consumers, therefore driving its sales.

Harvard Business Review

Sales Bonuses are Supposed to Motivate, so don’t Waste Them on Easy Targets – 09/14/17
Article by Professor Andris Zoltners says that many of the commissions and bonuses companies pay salespeople aren’t truly at risk, and as a result, the company may be spending money in ways that produce little in the way of extra effort or motivation.

New York Times

Blaming Medicaid for the Opioid Crisis: How the Easy Answer Can Be Wrong – 09/12/17
Article discusses the theory that Medicaid expansion is causing the opioid crisis and how this idea is gaining prominence amongst American politicians, quoting Professor Craig Garthwaite on the possibility of this being true.


Why your Economic Argument Against Immigration Is Probably Wrong – 09/11/17
Article by Visiting Professor Ben Harris takes a look at the recent announcement of the likely end of the DACA program made by the Trump administration last week, particularly looking at the widespread and positive effect immigration has on the economy.

MBA Crystal Ball

16 things every Kellogg MBA applicant should know – 09/11/17
Article features Director of Admissions Melissa Rapp giving her insight on what aspiring Kellogg students should know while completing their Kellogg applications. It also highlights Kellogg as “the first business school in the world to begin interviewing student applicants to access their leadership potential and suitability.


The subtle ways colleges discriminate against poor students, explained with a cartoon – 09/11/17
Article features research by Professor Nicole Stephens that found administrators from top universities and colleges across the nation have a “bias toward thinking college is for learning more of the independent norms, like learning to express yourself.” This seemingly insignificant bias holds much more weight than previously thought because research suggests that these values are actually dependent on a student’s class background.

Financial Times

It takes video to land a place at a top business school – 09/10/17
Article discusses how business schools around the world are shifting the emphasis of applications from written essays to “multimedia-based pitches,” highlighting Kellogg’s requirement of applicants to answer three video questions and write two essays, as noted by Kellogg student Amanda Van Hoet. “Communicating effectively via video is crucial,” said Assistant Dean of Admissions Kate Smith.


Why Are We So Obsessed With Pumpkin Spice? – 09/08/17
Article by Professor Bobby Calder explains the pumpkin spice craze and why consumers are so obsessed with it. “While seasonality and limited quantities pump up the pumpkin fad, there’s a bigger consumer desire driving this trend, making it less about the spice and more about consumers wanting to spice up their lives.”

New York Times

How to Fix the Person You Love – 09/08/17
Article by Professor Eli Finkel explains the potential conflict in a marriage: trying to better a spouse while also making them feel loved and valued. Finkel and his colleagues found that partners who “use oppositional, even aggressive methods to inspire each other’s pursuit of goals can increase their partners’ effort and success in the long run, but such methods cause distress in the short run.”

Directors & Boards

Directors to Watch 2017 – 09/07/17
Article features Professor Ellen Taaffe as one of the top female directors to watch in 2017.